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Development Tools

2018-2019 academic year

Luiss University offers all students a series of training opportunities to learn more about themselves and to obtain practical skills requested in all work environments.

 The courses aim to give students the opportunity to experiment with their limits through analysis and use of different (and unusual) forms of communication and games.

All of the courses offered in 2018-2019 are held in the second semester of the year with the exception of the Comics course which begins in the first semester and ends in the second semester.

All the courses are held exclusively in Italian.

Courses offered in 2018-2019:

Comics

In collaboration with Bugs Comics, Luiss University offers bachelor's and master's students the opportunity to learn about comic writing from a linguistic and technical point of view. The course is offered in Italian, for more information see the Italian page.

The course also introduces transversal skills in idea development, storytelling and drawing. As the course is very hands on, students must have an inclination for drawing by hand as it is a fundamental part of the course.

Students will be lead through the development of the entire concept: first the idea, then the characters, the scenes and finally the design, layout, lettering, coloring, graphics and editorial organization.

Students will also have the chance to work in teams, develop their projects, express their creativity, improve communication skills and problem-solving abilities.

The course is divided into 20 lessons, each 3 hours long. The course is divided into two semesters:

  • First semester: dedicated to layout and comic language
  • Second semester: drawing

OpenYou – discovering your body to understand yourself and others

Course length: seven 2.5-hour sessions

The course offers students the chance to study non-verbal communication and discover theatrical technique as a universal communicative language and an instrument to learn new expressive technique. The course gives students the ability to stimulate communication and to reactivate a collective and critical look at contemporary society. The course is offered in Italian.

The teaching method relies on reciprocal attention, to group work and collaboration with others. In order for this to happen in the most natural way possible, students must obtain complete awareness of their bodies as an instrument to learn, to express themselves (through voice, movement and presence). Through theatrical games, students increase both their individual and collective relational and expressive instruments.

There is no final performance, the course focuses on the work itself and on structuring a group based on trust, recipriocity, conscience, coordination and active listening.

Graphology

Course length: five 4-hour lessons with a possible extra two lessons.

Writing by hand is not only a mechanical gesture, nor is it a simple way to transcribe language; it is, in itself, a rich form of expression. Through one’s handwriting, it is possible to understand their emotions, mood, and feelings, due to complex neurobiological activity. The course is offered in Italian.

Handwriting speaks directly to those who observe it, with the advantage of allowing objective observation and direct analysis of given elements that do not vary, such as a written page.

Through the observation of handwriting, graphology seeks to get to know and represent inner emotions of the writer.

The science has a variety of applications, and the course will focus on the analysis of personalities and the role of graphology in the judicial system.

Diction

Course length: six 4-hour lessons

Taught by theater and dubbing instructors, the course seeks to increase students’ ability to express themselves. The course is offered in Italian.

Knowing how to communicate in an efficient and elegant way is an invaluable skill to be viewed credibly and with authority in both work and personal environments.

As all other skills, it must be developed and exercised.

This module will help students improve their communication skills through spoken word, focusing on vocal emission and correct pronunciation, to limit and control accents.

Italian Sign Language

The course is divided into ten 3-hour lessons and are held at the Istituto Statale per Sordi.

The course aims to stimulate students to adopt inclusive ways of thinking that open them to diversity, coherent with the development of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability programs. The experience of not being able to use all five senses amplifies the perception of others, opens new channels of communication and allows a new way of interaction. Furthermore, studying a completely new language with a different grammar structure helps the mind explore new concepts and structures.

Squisitamente

The course is divided into 8 lessons, each 3.5 hours long. The course is offered in Italian. For more information see the Italian page.

Offered in collaboration with the Federazione Italiana Cuochi, the course teaches students about healthy eating while having fun in the kitchen. Students learn to prepare different dishes each lesson, using fresh, local ingredients, some from our own Luiss Community Garden.

Game on

Using games, students develop transversal soft skills. The course is divided into five different modules, each dedicated to a different game and reflections on dynamics and behaviors that are used during each, transforming them into skills.

One lesson is dedicated to each game and concept:

  • Game: Dixit / Skill: Communication and storytellign
  • Game: Crossfit / Skill: Resilience
  • Game: LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® / Skill: Problem-solving
  • Game: Lupus® / Skill: Self-awareness and analysis of organization
  • Game: Risk® / Skill: Strategic thought

For more information see the Italian page.

More information

  • Students can choose more than one course, however, Development Tools courses may not interfere with Department courses
  • Course calendar
  • A maximum number of participants has been established for each course, students are admitted on a chronological basis
  • All courses take place on a Luiss campus, with the exception of the Sign Language course, held at the Istituto Statale per Sordi at Via Nomentana 56
  • All aforementioned courses are strictly non-credit

Registration

Student must registered during the period indicated. Once courses have reached their limits, no more students may register.

To sign up, students must click here and select the course.

Alternatively, students may register through LUISS Learn in ther Soft Skills section.

For more information, students may write to developmentools@luiss.it